October 18th – They Continue to Pour Through

We had a day very much like the day before: a big first round; a smattering for the rest of the morning; and then a big “hari kari hit” by Cedar Waxwings just when we were going to close up. And, again, all in the same net (only today it was #4 rather than #6).
A difference today was that, because we had 3 banders here (Loretta, Nancy and myself), we processed all the retraps so that, while we banded ‘only’ 107, we handled 48 retraps -155 is a good total overall! I should also mention that one of the “smatterings” was our first American Woodcock of the year.

Just for the heck of it I went over our October numbers. We’ve banded on 17 of the possible 18 days and on those days we’ve averaged 102.8 birds banded. We’ve had 8 days of more than 100 birds. I wonder when the wheel is going to fall off…..

Banded 107:
1 American Woodcock
3 Black-capped Chickadees
2 Winter Wrens
5 Golden-crowned Kinglets
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
6 Hermit Thrushes
2 American Robins
32 Cedar Waxwings
1 European Starling
14 Myrtle Warblers
2 Northern Cardinals
1 Fox Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
12 White-throated Sparrows
9 Dark-eyed Juncos
5 Purple Finches
1 House Finch
5 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 48:
3 Eastern Tufted Titmice
4 Black-capped Chickadees
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Myrtle Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
8 White-throated Sparrows
16 Dark-eyed Juncos
1 Purple Finch
2 House Finches
3 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 40 spp.

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